Dragons Out of the East Sea:Chinese Scholar's Rocks - Rain-flower Pebbles

6 months ago

Feature:Chinese scholar's rocks (1*) - Rain-flower Pebbles (2*) .
Collector:Xie Libo
Source:Private collection
1* Chinese scholars' rocks, also known as scholar stones or viewing stones, are naturally occurring or shaped rocks which are traditionally appreciated by Chinese scholars. Scholars rocks can be any color, and contrasting colors are not uncommon. The size of the stone can also be quite varied: scholars rocks can weigh either hundreds of pounds or less than one pound. Chinese scholar's rocks influenced the development of Korean suseok and Japanese suiseki.
2* The Yuhua stone, or rain flower stone, is a special kind of stone found in Nanjing, China, due to the unique geology of the area. Yuhua stones, or pebbles, are of sedimentary origin and consist of minerals including quartz and other silicates. They are found in the Yangtze River, polished smooth by the action of water. Colors include red, rose, yellow, green, and white.


For more information, visit Shanghai Viewing Stone Collectors' Association